Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness: An Introductory Text for Emergency Management and Planning Professionals, Second Edition

Anna K. Schwab, Dylan Sandler, David J. Brower

July 18, 2016 by CRC Press
Textbook - 530 Pages - 54 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781466595569 - CAT# K20729


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  • Examines climate change and the relationship between adaptation and hazard mitigation
  • Includes a new chapter on non-governmental organizations; includes added coverage of high-risk and vulnerable populations
  • Provides a full complement of supplements for adopting professors and their students


This book introduces the concept of hazards as part of the earth’s natural systems, in contrast to "disasters," which occur at the intersection of the built and natural environments. The authors emphasize choices made by society that either increase or diminish our level of vulnerability to the impacts of hazards and discusses the role of the emergency manager in how these choices are made and acted upon. The book defines key concepts including mitigation, preparedness, resilience, and vulnerability, and explains the role of the emergency manager in putting these principles into practice.

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